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Friends of NSF present: Touchable Dreams

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Touchable Dreams is  a live show of music and poetry by Steve Bingham and Jeremy Harmer

Taking its title from a poem by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Touchable Dreams is an exploration of the symbiosis between the expressive beauty of words and the ethereal poetry of music. Both aim to express the passion, tenderness and agony of deep feeling, and when they complement each other, the effect can be extraordinarily intense.

Sometimes, in Touchable Dreams, words follow the music, echoing its plangent harmonies; at other times music follows the words, transforming their individual power into raw emotion. And sometimes the words and the music are intertwined in an almost physical interdependency.

Touchable Dreams describes romantic love, transient love, ridiculous love, bitter love, lost love, and sublime love in the music of JS Bach, Steve Bingham,  Andrew Keeling Johann Pachelbel, Astor Piazzolla, Eugene Ysaÿe and others, and in the words of poets and playwrights such as W H Auden, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Bishop, e e cummings, Carol Ann Duffy, Jeremy Harmer, Ted Hughes, Elizabeth Jennings, Jenny Joseph, Roger McGough, Brian Patten, William Shakespeare and others.

Touchable Dreams has had numerous performances in the UK and in Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Uruguay and other countries.

Tea & Cake will be served after the performance.


Jeremy Harmer

Steve Bingham


£10 Friends (plus £0.84 booking fee)
£15 Non-Friends (plus £1.26 booking fee)
£5 Under 18s (plus £0.42 booking fee)

The ticket booking link will take you to an external website – Ticket Source

Please book tickets directly with the Festival office (Not the Corn Exchange).


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Date: September 29
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Address: St George's, 206 Andover Road, Wash Common
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 6NU United Kingdom

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